Please make sure all your contact information(address, email, phone numbers) is up to date each season on the league website. Coaches and the organization use this information for communicating directly to parents.
Each player will be provided with a uniform shirt and hat with paid registration including fundraiser and a volunteer service check. Fundraiser in Spring season only. Service checks are collected at uniform pickup.
VOLUNTEER HOURS/SERVICE CHECK
Volunteer hours are required each season on a per family basis not per player.
SPRING SEASON: Four volunteer hours are required per family for the Spring season in order for your service check not to be cashed. One volunteer service check of $125 per family will be required at uniform pickup.
FALL SEASON: Two volunteer hours are required per family for the Fall season in order for your service check not to be cashed. One volunteer service check of $50 per family will be required at uniform pickup.
The folowing form must be filled out when turning in service check:
Fall Service Check Form
Uniforms will not be handed out to anyone not providing a service check and form. Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the league website or sent via email. Some volunteer opportunity examples are working the concession stand, emptying all the garabage cans at Falconi, working at the Cash Bash Fundraiser and Field Days.
Volunteer service hours DO NOT count if the games are cancelled, in the event that your concession stand shift is cancelled for any reason you must sign up for another shift. Remember you must sign the sign in sheets provided at each concession stand or volunteer event, please print your name and provide your players' name.
There is one fundraising fee per family not per player. This year the fundraiser is $100 which is paid up front when you register and you will receive four $25 tickets to the CMYBA cash bash on April 1st at the Washington County Fairgrounds that you will pickup at the player evaluation/uniform fitting day. You can sell these tickets to get some or all of your money back and/or attend the Cash Bash yourself. One ticket per person is required to attend the event. The Cash Bash is an adult event, no one under the age of 21 is allowed to attend. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door or contact a Board Member for additional tickets in advance of the event.
Each player needs their own bat, glove, baseball pants, socks and cleats. Helmets with facemask are required at the Instructional, Shetland and Pinto levels, no player will be permitted to bat without a facemask in a practice or a game. Mouth guards, shirts with built in chest protection and protective cups are also suggested for all levels of play. The color of pants and socks will be determined by the head coach after uniforms are chosen so you may want to wait to hear from your coach before purchasing these items. Most coaches choose white pants for games but may want the team to wear another color depending on uniform shirt color and personal preference.
Metal cleats are NOT permitted at the Instructional, Shetland, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco levels. Please check the AGE GROUP RULES tab for MAXIMUM bat barrel sizes for each level.
PLAYER EVALUATION (uniform fitting and Cash Bash Tickets pickup)
Before the start of each Spring season CMYBA holds a PLAYER EVALUATION for the players at the Pinto, Mustang and Bronco levels. This is not a tryout, this is just an opportunity to see each player's skill level so that when the coaches draft the teams we can try to have well balanced teams for the Spring season. Every player registered at these levels are required to attend the player evaluation and go through the evaluation which includes but not limited too batting, catching, throwing and running. Please bring a bat, helmet and glove to the evaluation. Evaluation dates and times will be communicated via email. Instructional, Shetland and Pony players are asked to come to the player evaluation to try on uniform shirts/hats for sizing and pickup their Cash Bash tickets. Instructional, Shetland and Pony players DO NOT go through the evaluation portion and do not need to bring any equipment.
CONTACT WITH COACH
Coaches are asked to stay in contact with their parents before and during the season. We ask that the parents notify their coach via text, email, phone call, SI Play APP or website when your player will not make it to a game or practice. Coaches volunteer a lot time and expect every player to be at each game and practice so if you or not able to make a game or practice please contact and let them know that your player will not be available. Coaches not only need to have a batting lineup in place but a lot of them do their position rotation ahead of time because with all the position rotation rules at each level it can be tough to do during the game.
SI PLAY APP
Download the SI Play App for your smartphone, this is an easy way to communicate with your coach and team. It also has your team's schedule and will post any schedule changes if they happen.
The rules for each level of play are listed under the AGE GROUP RULES tab on the CMYBA website. Please be sure to check the MAXIMUM bat barrel sizes for your player's level of play.
VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED
Please remember that everyone involved with the league is a volunteer. Coaches, board members, etc. not only help run the league on a day to day basis but also have jobs, families and other obligations just like everyone else. Things don't always run as smooth as we'd like but are doing the best that we can. The organizastion relies on volunteers everyday with everything league related and are always looking for more help. If you are interested in getting involved no matter how much we'd appreciate any help, please contact a board member or your coach. Thank you!
The league holds a General League Meeting every month, usually the second Sunday of the month. The date, time and place vary but are communicated via the website and email. Everyone involved with the organization is welcome to attend.
In the event that a refund is requested because your player is no longer going to play baseball the following will apply. If the fundraising event hasn't taken place yet and you return all the tickets you were given prior to the event to a board member, you can be refunded the fundraising fee minus the online transaction fees via a check. No refunds after the fundraising event and/or drawing has taken place. Registration fee can be refunded up until the uniform order has been placed, once uniform order has been placed there will be no refunds for the registration fee. If the uniform order has not been placed you can be refunded your registration fee minus the online transaction fees via a check. Uniform order usually goes in right after the teams are chosen, weeks before the games begin.
The league does not schedule makeup games for the coaches. Rainouts or cancelled games are to be rescheduled by the coaches of the teams involved. Once the coaches agree on a date and time they notify the Scheduling Director(Debbie Seckar) and the makeup game gets put on the schedule. Please remember that your coaches put a lot of time into your team, probably more than you realize. It can be tough to reschedule games if the 2 coaches can't find a date that works for both trying to schedule around the currently scheduled games, other teams games, work and other obligations. The league schedules more than enough games that if a few get rained out and are unable to be rescheduled that it's still a good amount of games plus the playoffs for Pinto and above. Shetland and above usually get about 10-12 games played in a regular Spring season. Instructional level less because they usually only play 1 game a week on Saturday mornings. The Fall season will run for 6 weeks with 2 games a week being scheduled.
Any questions or concerns please contact your coach or a CMYBA board member.